Do you remember when magnetic poetry first came out and it was all the rage? Then they started making the "kits" for sexual innuendos and love and even a kids version? I LOVED THOSE THINGS!! (I mean, I loved the regular magnetic poetry kits until I was of an appropriate age and then I found the "dirty" versions hilarious.) At any rate, I used to think that these things were just a kitschy little fad. They were fun at other people's homes, but I didn't own any and I certainly never thought about them as serious writing prompts. Until about a month ago.
I don't know about you, but I very much enjoy iGoogle. Within iGoogle there is a gadget called, "Magnet Poetry". Now, keep in mind that it is not as robust as having an entire magnetic poetry kit, but each time you open up your iGoogle home page you will receive about 10-15 pieces including nouns, verbs, -ing, -s, etc., and FYI - - if I am in a rutty little dry spell, it's a pretty handy little idea generator! Who knew! Gotta love them gadgets. (Great, now I have the Inspector Gadget song stuck in my head...Go Gadget Go!)